- Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced that his country aims to reach peak carbon emissions before 2030 and become carbon-neutral by 2060
- A newly released blueprint for the country’s energy transition was created by the Tsinghua University’s Institute of Energy, Environment, and Economy
- To reach their carbon neutrality goals, there will be a projected 587% increase in solar energy generation between 2025 and 2060
- Many are skeptical that China will reach their goals by 2060 as coal-fired electricity won’t be phased out until around 2050
- Coal, oil, and natural gas would still be generating about 13 percent of the country’s energy in their new plan
- China would still emit 200 million tons of CO2, nearly 3% of the United States’ carbon emissions in 2018
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